The agreement announced today for CNH Industrial to acquire ATI Inc, a global manufacturer of rubber track systems for high horsepower tractors and combine harvesters, will provide New Holland customers with access to factory-fit industry-leading track technology, extending the available range and enabling them to tailor their choice based on their specific floatation, suspension and traction requirements.
ATI Track Systems’ industry-leading track technology provides leading-edge suspension and high-speed transport performance, unmatched durability and high productivity on rough terrain while minimizing compaction and maximizing traction in wet harvest conditions.
This acquisition includes ATI Track Systems’ engineering and manufacturing plant in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, U.S.A.
Carlo Lambro, New Holland Agriculture Brand President, stated: “The acquisition of ATI Track Systems will enable us to further enhance our product offering for professional agriculture producers and contractors with multi-patented, industry-leading track technology. Our customers already know the outstanding performance of these tracks as they are fitted on our T9 articulated tractor range. Going forward, we will be able to extend our range with a full track offering that maximizes power, delivers a best in class level of ride comfort, and provides floatation and overall productivity for our tractors and combines.”
Through CNH Industrial’s long-standing commercial supply agreement with ATI Track Systems, which dates back to 2012, tracks are currently fitted to the New Holland T9 articulated tractor range. Following this acquisition, the track systems will be available on New Holland combines produced at the Grand Island, Nebraska, U.S.A. facility starting in 2020, and will also be available for retrofit.
Headquartered in Mount Vernon, Indiana, ATI Inc. was established in 1997 and initially specialized in rubber tracks used for seismic exploration on Alaska’s North Slope, following which the company extended this technology to a range of agricultural tracks.
Source: New Holland